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    February 5, 2013
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take the dog feces, in question, they take a sample and create a dna-sample. so one texas apartment complex, all of the owners with dogs, all of the dogs submitted a sample, they check their dna, they have a profile in the rolodex, if they find a turd that someone left, they pick it up and they testit, and you get busted and fined. all thanks to poo-prints. >> maybe they will do that for us on the show? who just did that? [ laughter ] >> i want to give a big thanks to our guests and experts, especially dr. sanjay gupta, and of course the cast of monday mornings, if you missed anything we covered on today's show, be sure to check www.thedoctorstv.com. >> if your dog takes a poop in someone else's yard, pick it up. can my doctor's orders be
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simply that? [ applause ] >> pick it up! >> yeah. [ applause ] ♪ (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> good morning. it is tuesday february 5th. we are taking a live look outside from our roof camera here on van ness avenue. looking back at san francisco. >> good morning, i'm anny hong. >> and i'm james fletcher, thanks for joining us. >> good morning, james. yes is the foggy morning but not quite as bad as what we saw yesterday. we are seeing
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30's and 40's as we go for the afternoon. partly cloudy with temperatures in the 50s. later tonight there will be some cloud coverage but most locations will be in the 40's. 46 in concord 40's in antioch the afternoon highs with a few degrees and what we saw yesterday mid-50s for downtown office san francisco. here is the satellite and radar. some cold to contend with. there rainfall is headed to the bay area of later this week. with the kron 47 day around the bay. plenty of sunshine to go around. a pretty nice
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and the mild conditions as we start the next workweek. more on the extended forecast but no hot spots, no delays. at the bay bridge toll plaza no problems. that goes for all of the approaches. the san mateo bridge, the tillites towards foster city. east bound into a word and the golden gate bridge with a pretty easy drive. with areas of dense fog. >> we begin this morning with news out of the east bay. where police in pittsburg are searching for a hit and run suspect who injured a woman and her three young children. the incident happened on crestview drive, last night near leland road. two of the children were on their bikes. the third. in a stroller. all four victims were taken to hospitals. one of the children was
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airlifted to children's hospital in oakland. police have not yet released a suspect description. >> police are searching for two suspects who they say brutually attacked an elderly woman during a home invasion in san jose. you're looking at a sketch of one of the suspects. they say it all started last friday night when a 75- year-old woman noticed two men outside trying to break into her daughter's car. the woman opened a home windo and tried to scare the men away. that's when she was attacked by one of the suspects. the victim's son-in-law says he's in disbelief over what happened. >> the car alarms started going off. and they ran and jumped through the window and jumped in the house and started beating her. >> the elderly woman was punched repeatedly in the face and kicked in the ribs. she suffered a factured nose, two black eyes,and other injuries. her son-in-law says that though she's sore.she's doing well.
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>> the 49-ers are back in the bay area. after sunday night's heartbreaking loss to the baltimore ravens in super bowl 47. this is video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c-7 news. as the team arrived at mineta san jose airport. die hard 49-er fans greeted them there. and at team headquarters in santa clara. coach jim harbaugh said a brief thank you as he droveaway >> we love you. >> thank-you. (cheers & applause) >> today the niners will be giving interviews about the super bowl after their meeting at 9 this morning.
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coach harbaugh is expected to speak more about the game at his 11 am press conference. kron four will be there and you can watch it all live on our 24-7 news channel, comcast 193. for more than four decades. the 49ers have played at candlestick point in san francisco. but next season will be the team's last at the stick. kron 4's charles clifford has more on the city's plans to demolish the stadium after the team moves south to its new home in santa clara.
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candlestick parks sits about 5 and a half miles south of downtown san francisco. the stadium was built in the late fifties as a home for the san francisco giants, the 49ers started using it in 1971. the giants moved out in 2000 and the next nfl season will be candlesticks last. for more than fifty years candlestick park has been home to sports, concerts, and more than a few memorable moments, among the highlights was the 1989 loma prieta earthquake, which shook the stadium on live television during the world series. there was also this pass from joe montana to dwight clark, which was immortalized as the catch that sent the 49ers to candlestick park is currently run by the san francisco recreation and parks department, but after the 49ers play there last game here next season, developer lennar urban will take over. lennar is the same company that is redeveloping the nearby hunters point shipyard. under an agreement with the city, lennar is required to demolish the stadium. something they have said will happen sooner rather than later, possibly within a few weeks of the transfer. after that, the plan is to replace the stadium with retail space and possibly a new, smaller arena. the san francisco recreation and park department has also said that there may be a ceremony to celebrate the history of the stadium as well as a public auction of memorabilia from the park. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news.
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gas prices are the rise around the nation. and here in san francisco. a regular gallon of gas is going for 3-93. that's up from 3-72 a week ago. in oakland. it's 3-85. a week ago it was 3-64 and in san jose. 3-87 for a regular gallon of gas compared to 3-64 a week ago we will be right back. ever since mom and dad
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have been working with viva, people have been daring them to clean up tough messes. my fans think a paper towel can't handle this. that is tough when wet. (peggy) grab viva, and break the rules on all your tough messes. thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals, and resist snacking. your friends might think you found the secret to losing weight. but it's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing.
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>> more that 108 million people watched the super bowl. a huge number, but not record setting. the nielsen company said sunday's game was the third most-viewed program in television history. both the 2010 and 2011 games hit the 111 million mark. football viewership in general declined this year. but with a thrilling finish, this year's game did become the fourth super bowl to record more than 100 million viewers. sports fans bet a record $98.9 million at nevada casinos on the super bowl. as expected. the casinos came out ahead. the gaming control board shows the sports books made more that $7 million on all the action. odds makers say california fans drove the unprecedented numbers, flooding las vegas and northern nevada with wagers on the hometown team.
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the previous nevada record was set in 2006, when gamblers wagered $94.5 million. casinos say they lost big on proposition bets, including a long-shot on whether there would be a safety. >> as we take a look back at the super bowl. we had a blackout, beyonce, controversial calls, funny ads. there has been a lot to talk about on social media. kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows us the moments which got the most buzz. >> the advertising segment that got the most reaction is perhaps the one that was only seen in three small markets in texas. it featured will ferrell with a strange soundtrack of music
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playing in the background and this is from taco bell all the averages were from tivo, twitter 21 million tweets sendt out , and google facebook yahoo aall rank their top 3 searched topics
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ranging from beyonce to the black out. still ahead.we are learning more about the suspect in the kevin collins case. what his former employers had to say. when the kron four morning news continues. your forecast, when we continue.
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>> taking a look at the
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stock market this morning. futures trading shows all three indexes in the positive this morning. that's after stocks turn in their worst performance of the year so far yesterday. after posting strong gains for the month of january. on wall street. the dow lost 129-points. to fall below 14-thousand. falling technology stocks cost the nasdaq 47-points. and the s-and-p-500 lost 17-points to fall below 15- hundred. we'll track the numbers as the opening bell rings at 6:30 this morning. >> let us check your forecast. >> good morning. low cloud coverage but it is not as bad as a yesterday. temperatures on the mild side. 40's and 50's. 47 in downtown san francisco. taking a look at the time being. widespread fog and a cloud coverage. this is a pattern that we typically
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see for the summer months. as we go for the afternoon it will start to burn off. a mixture of sun and clouds mainly along the coast. plenty of upper 50s. fremont, 56 degrees. the east today with plenty of 50s here. walnut creek, castro valley. downtown san francisco, 55 degrees. here is the cloud coverage. light rain expected for the bay area. with low visibility and pop of storms towards friday. umbrellas are certainly necessary.
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sunshine, clear skies and temperatures into the 60s. here is a look your kron 4 7 day around the bay. saturday and sunday mild. look at the inland lows. more on your extended forecast but in the meantime getting a look at the traffic the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic moving slowly with no metering lights to deal with. the san mateo bridge also looking decent. southbound 1 0 1 coming out of marin county. on the traffic maps plenty of green with interstate 280 and again it is a pretty easy drive.
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>> a federal judge has denied an oyster farm's request to overturn its eviction from point reyes national seashore. the judge also declined to allow the historic farm to continue operating while its legal case proceeds. the farm owner's lawsuit is a last-ditch effort to save the farm after an interior secretary decided to let its 40-year lease expired. the interior department says the land should be returned to wilderness status. the farm has until march 15th to remove all of its property from the park. >> california's highest court is scheduled to hear arguments today on whether local governments can ban retail pot dispensaries within their borders. about 200 cities and counties already have, but this will be the first time the state supreme court will consider the issue. medical marijuana advocates say the state's laws allow local governments to set limits on dispensaries, but not to outlaw them altogether. >> we have tracked down new information on the prime suspect. in the kidnapping
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of kevin collins. the san francisco abduction made national headlines in 1984. maureen kelly spoke to the man's former employer.
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dan therrien.who you see in the dmv photo.which kron4 first brought to light last week.was better known as kelly to the people at this south san francisco custom furnishing business. his longtime partner.jack chow.which you see here.worked there for close to eight years.and therrien did some contract painting work for them occasionally. the owner of the business.who didn't want to go on camera was shocked to hear that the home the couple shared in the 80's had been searched last week by cadaver dogs and sfpd cold case investigators in connection to the kevin collins disappearance. she says that the man she knew was very nice and friendly.and that therrien and chow were very much in love.a happy couple who did everything together.having been partners more than 30 years. she said therrien worked from the sunset district home that he and chow moved to in 1997. that's where the man she described as artistic.would paint.and also fix up old cars.but in the last few years of his life he didn't work much at all.because his arthritis. his previous landlord said that chow.who is not believed to be a suspect in the collins case.was so distraught over his partner's death in 2008.that he picked up and moved away kron4 news.
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government records show. a tour bus that crashed and killed seven people in southern california sunday night. had at least 22 safety violations - including trouble with its brakes. the bus careened out of control in the san bernardino mountains. near yucaipa. we have now learned, brake issues were noted in at least three inspections since 2011. that same tour bus wasght timesr maintenance problems in the last four months. the bus was carrying a group from tijuana, mexico. they five women, a man and a 13- in world news. pakistan plans to build an amusement park in the town found hiding. the 30-million dollar park, would be on the edge of aabbottabad. the northwestern town where u-s navy seals killed the al- qaida leader back in 2011. the private venture will have a zoo. water sports. and a mini-golf course.
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it will take several years to complete. the actual compound where bin laden was hiding out was an incredible discovery in scientists say a skull unearthed in central england is that of "richard the third." the notorious king was killed in battle back in the 1400's. shakespeare wrote of him as a hunchback. he's been missing until now. his remains were found under a parking lot. archeologists know its him because of his d-n-a and his crooked spine. (music)
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>> beyonce releases big news after her impressive half- time gig. plus, the grammy awards add some heavy-hitting performers. carl azeus has today's hollywood minute. beyonce gave a amazing performance. it was perfect for the announcement of a
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world tour. the first tour in more than three years in april in europe it will make its weight to los angeles june 28th. the last tour was number one. the music's biggest night just got bigger the recording saying that rhianna and sting will perform together. also prince on the grammys on sunday and christina ricci is engaged to a camera
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technician...from her show, pan am. still ahead. a mother and her three young children are in the hospital this morning after being involved in a hit and run accident. we'll have more details coming up when the kron four morning news continues. ever since mom and dad have been working with viva, people have been daring them to clean up tough messes.
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>> top stories we are following on this tuesday. the 49ers are home. after a heartbreaking loss in sunday's super bowl. and police in pittsburg are investigating a hit and run accident that sent a woman and her three young children to the hospital. and we are following the latest with the search for the prime suspect in the kidnapping of kevin collins.
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>> let us get a check with traffic and weather. >> some locally dense fog but still dry with extra caution. it is going to be a cooler. mid upper 50s. as we see that the sunshine is still going to be dry it. changes thursday and friday as a cool front approaches plenty of 40's. the futurecast takes a look of these numbers. all of these temperatures indicating temperatures in the 50s. we will stay in the '50s with the 60s for the afternoon highs. a good mix of 40's and '50's as a report on the numbers in your neighborhood. concord, 58.
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57 expected in sunnyvale. we are tried with changes to told about thursday and friday. the cold front will bring temperatures down but we will see transitions towards the weekend. it is quiet out there was not much of an hotspots. the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza faa small weight. and at the san mateo bridge this is building a bit but is holding a just 12 minutes. to show you the bridge check the southbound 1 0 1 with no big delays or accidents to report out of
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the north bay. news out of the east bay. where police in pittsburg are searching for a hit and run suspect who injured a woman and her three young children. the incident happened on crestview drive, last night near leland road. mike pelton is on standby. >> reporter: this was near the crest you just near leland. a vehicle hit them and take a look of the video that was shot last night. two of the children were on their bikes. the third. in a stroller. at this point we do not know what the condition it is howeverall four victims were taken to hospitals. one of the children was
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airlifted to children's hospital in oakland. back to this point, let me show you if i show you just a dark if is. if you turn to those flights of it is completely pitch black. not a lot of even street lights. at this point we do not know if police have any suspects. if they have tracked down a driver or if they have and the drivers in this incidences. >> if they have perhaps some police getting a security camera from surveillance? >> reporter: let me show you the camera this is mainly residential. it is dark. and it appears that there is it
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difficult to obtain video from everywhere. but it looks like this crosswalk connects with the park. it doesn't look like it there is anything to have and the camera to adhere to. perhaps, they could hope for a home security camera for surveillance footage. police have not yet released a suspect description. police in pittsburg are investigating a hit and run accident. it happened on crestview contra costa county emergency crews are investigating what caused a delivery driver's truck to catch on fire. it happened yesterday afternoon at the phillips 66 refinery. authorities say the driver was injured when an unknown leaking chemical spilled in the back of his truck. haz mat crews were called to the scene. where they identified the spilled product and removed the hazards from the scene. the driver was taken to the hospital. he is expected to survive. >> though boeing's 787 dreamliners are grounded, the batteries causing the airliner's troubles can still fly.
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dreamliners worldwide were hough grounded nearly three weeks ago after their lithium ion batteries caused problems on several planes. previously, federal rules said the batteries could *not be carried as cargo on passenger planes because of the fire risk. now the situation is reversed, with new rules exempting the aircraft batteries from the ban. pilots and safety advocates argue that the new rules doesn't make sense and pose risks. >> overseas airlines are now offering ""quiet zones"" it's the first seven rows on certain ""air-asia x"" flights where children under the age of 12 are not allowed. the airline is calling the "quiet zone" a quote ""heavenly package for those who want peace of mind". you'll pay between about 11 and 36 dollars for the privilege. "quiet zones" on airasia x also have softer lighting, divider curtains and separate toilets. a competing carrier,
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malaysia airlines, offers similar child-free zones in first class and the upper deck on airbus flights. >> i would pay for that. >> the die-hard fans. the 49-ers are back in the bay area. this is video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c-7 news. showing the team's arrival at mineta san jose airport. die hard niner fans greeted them there *and at team headquarters in santa clara. showing their support and love for the team despite sunday's heartbreaking loss in super bowl 47. coach jim harbaugh said a brief thank you as he drove away. (cheers & applause) >> we love you, coach!
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>> today the niners will have a team meeting at 9 am. and then they'll be available for interviews. coach harbaugh is expected to speak more about the game at his 11 am press conference. kron4 will be there and you can watch it live on our 24- 7 news channel. on comcast 193. we will take a quick break. this live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound 80. well, well, well.
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growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show
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and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. gas prices are the rise
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>> a young boy is reunited with his mother after being held hostage for nearly a week. his captor is dead, but investigators say their work is far from over. ed payne has the story. >> he is laughing, joking, and happy to see his mother. >> the fbi says that negotiations broke down. and when they saw that dykes had a gun that they entered the bunker >> i heard a big bom and i believe i heard some gunshots. >> reporter: hall loud? >> yes, it was extremely loud. on how loud. >> reporter: was shot dead. his uncleven was saying that the
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young boy is in good condition with a pre- existing minor medical condition. >> of many of us are parents. it is a relief. for us, to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> that feeling is a sentiment for the community. >> the gun control debate is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. demo we do not have to agree on everything you to agree that it is time to do
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something. it will not be a perfect solution but we could make a difference. if that is our responsibility. >> we do not have to do everything we can definitely agree to do something. on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines still ahead. on this day almost 40 years ago. bay area residents were bracing for * snow. we'll take a look back at some of the video. we'll also be getting a look at our forecast with erica. we continue to track the gas prices coming up. ..
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today marks the 37th anniversay of a rare bay area snow day. it's been called the snowstorm of 1976.
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snow blanketed the bay area on february 5th. 37 years ago. this is video taken from our archives. you can see.snow covering cars and roads. this is the city bos bus.. near the oakland hills. >> let us take a look of the forecast. the fog at least was not as dense as it was. i do not think that we will see anything significant for your morning lows. mid upper
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50s. the mixture of sun and clouds in the north bay. the vallejo, 58. and the satellite and radar showing that we do have some clouds to contend with. it will keep temperatures cooler. as we go towards a thursday. bringing light rain to the bay area. we could see a pop up a thunderstorm. the kron
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4 seven day around the bay but the good news is that we're on the driver's side with plenty of sunshine. taking a look at traffic. kind of busy. but there is no wait at the pay gates. just under eight minutes from fremont. at the san mateo bridge, no accidents to report. 101 south bound and the traffic map plenty of green of the roadways sensors. no accidents nearly all the month palace. >> we are tracking dress
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prices as we see a big increase jackie is showing us the live price. >> yes, your go again they are going up. if anybody is at the gas pump. they can see that they continue to go off for the last couple of
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the big question is why? there are a couple of reasons. one was because the economy is good set they will drive the price at high. the basic thing is that the spring and winter blend is coming so refineries were shut down. they will switch over to that summer blend. it is more expensive and we could see prices increasing starting in april.
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officials are hoping a new *private bus stop at van ness and union street will help ease traffic during commute hours. the stop is for private shuttles offering service to companies like google, apple, and genentech. this will be the second bus stop of its kind in the city. there is already one near 8th and market streets. muni is hoping stops like these will keep private commuter shuttles from blocking muni busses during the commute. >> police have released the name of the teenage girl who was found dead in a fairfield park last week. but investigators are still trying to figure out who killed her and why. 13-year-old genelle conway's body was discovered friday morning at alan witt park. family members say the teenage girl was strangled, but police, who've been investigating the crime are not yet confirming that. what investagators are saying is the victim lived with a foster family in nearby suisun city. she boarded a school bus thursday morning and was seen in class, but never made it home thursday afternoon conway's step grandmother
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was just one of many visiting the park monday to pay their respects. >> we are heartbroken over the entire thing. that is why i am here to show my support of the family has for her loss. it is really sad that her life had to end it this way. the police is looking through servants video. around the clock to figure out who killed her and what burglars are targeting homes. while families are on vacation. right now. an investigation is underway. after an east bay newspapers list of vacationing subscribers, got into the wrong hands. kron 4's terisa estacio explains how police cracked the crime ring. nabbing two suspects. and still looking for another.
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kron four has learned that this walnut creek home was one of the houses on the vacationing subscriber list that thieves broke into - stealing a car and reportedly some personal property. and it was not the only house targeted. police believe the thieves were using the internal list of addresses for the past three months. it is unclear right now how many homes were hit. or how much was stolen. and it is unclear. how the list of subscribers asking for a temporary hold on their newspaper while they are out of town - fell into the hands of criminals.
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police say they discovered this crime ring after getting a tip in livermore. that is where two men were caught in a stolen car belonging to the walnut creek homeowner. the two were reportedly trying to steal another car from a vacationing livermore family. inside the car was a list of vacationing subscribers. two men have been arrested. walnut creek police are not releasing their name. they say they are currently looking for a thrid suspect. the walnut creek resident who's home was broken into. declined to talk to kron four about what happened. but other neighbors say they are spooked by the situation and one neighbor was getting a new alarm system put in. terisa estacio, kron four news. where police in pittsburg run suspect who injured a a suspect description. police are searching for two suspects who they say brutually attacked an elderly woman during a home invasion in san jose. of one of the suspects. they say it all started last friday night when a 75- year- outside trying to break into her daughter's car. men away. by one of the suspects. the victim's son-in-law says the elderly woman was would it. >> coming up dr phil..
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speaks to a manhatten madam thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals,
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and resist snacking. your friends might think you found the secret to losing weight. but it's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. have been working with viva,
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people have been daring them to clean up tough messes. my fans think a paper towel can't handle this. that is tough when wet. (peggy) grab viva, and break the rules on all your tough messes. your kron 4 7 day around the bay 58 degrees, nice and mild. with those lingering showers. >> san francisco 49ers france are still looking to wipe away the memory of that loss to the baltimore ravens. with a free jello pudding as a consolation
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prize sutter at 7am and the second is the seocond and the fl spot is along the market street near call:30.pro30. >> may be at 12:30. news out of the east bay. where police in pittsburg are searching for a hit and run suspect who injured a woman and her three young children. the game that will be played at candlestick the parks are going to be closing down the future of candlestick park. we are watching a weather, traffic and erica and george will give us updates.
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good morning. it is tuesday february 5th. we are taking a live look outside from our roof camera here on van ness avenue. looking back at san francisco. >> good morning, i'm anny hong. >> and i'm james fletcher, thanks for joining us.
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we begin this morning with news out of the east bay. where police in pittsburg are searching for a hit and run suspect who injured a woman and her three young children. the incident happened on crestview drive, last night near leland road. two of the children were on their bikes. the third. in a stroller. all four victims were taken to hospitals. monday 5am click here for a full graphical version of this page the 49ers battling back. but coming up short after a thrilling second half comeback. we'll have highlights and live report from new orleans, coming up. but first. let's get a check of your work-week forecast and morning commute. erica is standing by with our forecast. 43, and fairfield. with 50 degrees and again we do have some low clouds out there the fog is not as thick as a guest today.yesterday's. ithe ao hot spot showing up on the maps. interstate 580 and highway no. 4. >> and a developing story in pittsburgh they are
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investigating a hit and run that happened at crest drive near cleveland. to get you more news faster, mike pelton had near---leland... >> good morning if this happened there around 6:00 p.m. right around sunset. to give you an idea of how dark it this is. this is a residential area. if i shut off the camera like you can get an idea of paul. bloit is very difficult to see. of all idea of how dark it is. and one of these children were air lifted. we do not have an update on the condition but we do know that three were transported
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to the hospital. we hope to get information and updates on a suspect or a suspect's vehicle. any information with the police is confirmed. >> and what time did this happen? >> it was 6:00 p.m., last evening. crested view drive. this is between two residential communities. crestview.
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the boy scouts of america meeting today to consider their ban on gay members. former boy scout leaders and activists on monday delivered a petition with 1.4 million signatures to the irving, texas, headquarters of the boy scouts of america, urging ban on gay members and leaders. scouting executives said they were considering dropping the national ban during a three-day meeting that began yesterday. a decision, if there is one, is likely wednesday, the organization said. one of the people delivering petitions was eric andresen of moraga, calif., whose son, ryan, was denied an eagle scout badge last year because he's openly gay. on saturday, texas gov. rick perry, an eagle scout, told should stay. on sunday, president obama >> police are searching for two suspects who they say brutually attacked an elderly woman during a home invasion in san jose.
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they say it all started last friday night when a 75-year- old woman noticed two men outside trying to break into her daughter's car. the woman opened a home windo and tried to scare the men away. that's when she was attacked by one of the suspects. the victim's son-in-law says he's in disbelief over what happened. >> when did she yelled out, the suspect actually started coming back into the house and started beating her. the elderly woman was punched repeatedly in the face and kicked in the ribs. she suffered a factured nose, two black eyes,and other injuries. her son-in-law says that though she's sore.she's doing well. >> the 49-ers are back in the bay area. die hard niner fans greeted them when they arrived at mineta san jose airport. and here at team headquarters in santa clara. showing their support and love for the team despite sunday's heartbreaking loss in super bowl 47. coach jim harbaugh said a brief thank you as he drove away. (cheers & applause)
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>> thank-you, it was a great. >> and it was nice. today the niners will have a team meeting at 9 am. and then they'll be available for interviews. coach harbaugh is expected to speak more about the game at his 11 am press conference. kron4 will be there and you can watch it live on our 24- 7 news channel. on comcast 193. >> the average price of gas continues to go up both nationally and here in the bay area. the national average for february is expected to go over four dollars. we'll have a live report from kron four solo reporter jackie sissel coming up in our next half hour. we will take a quick break coming up on the kron four morning news. the hostage situation in alabama is over this morning. the latest details coming up at 5-10.
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plus. watching bay area weather this morning. we'll take you back more than three decades ago to something the bay area hasn't seen in a while. at 5-15. and. the latest developments in the battle between apple and samsung. at 5-27.
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>> officials say a 5-year- old boy has been safely freed after officers stormed an underground bunker in alabama and shot his 65- year-old armed captor to death. agents rescued the child yesterday from the gunman who they say was becoming increasingly agitated. the gunman has been identified as jimmy lee dykes. authorities say dykes took the child from a crowded school bus late last month after fatally shooting the
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driver. the child had been held captive ever since. >> the debate on gun control is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis calling for gun control legislation. he says a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges a tough road ahead to pass a ban on assault weapons. >> we do not have to agree on everything to agree on the something. we are not going to save every life but we are able to make a difference. that is our responsibility. >> the president says the ban on military style assault weapons and a ten- round limit for magazines should be implemented. >> republicans in congress are much better armed than their democratic counterparts. a recent study found that 119 republicans own guns, while only 46 democrats were gun owners. there is no public record of gun ownership by members of congress, and it is not part of the information
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lawmakers are required to reveal in their annual financial disclosure forms. some members were more than willing to give an inventory of their gun lockers >> new information on the kevin collins kidnapping case. it details. and a full check of weather, traffic. case. it details. and a full check of weather, traffic. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪
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today marks the 37th anniversary of a rare bay area snow day. it's been called the snow storm of 1976. snow blanketed the bay area on february 5th, 37 years ago. this is video taken from our archives. you can see snow covering cars and roads. watching bay area weather and traffic this morning. >> good morning. we are in the 40's and '50's. as we take it over to futurecast. most locations in the 50s. the afternoon highs could see some areas will be just on the brink of those 60s. as we go towards a p.m., an area of 40's and 50's for fear are the afternoon highs
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for if today, we are only getting an afternoon high of 56. that will bring some light rain to our bay area forecast. instability with thunderstorms. your kron 4 7 day around the bay shows storms back into the 50s and 60s with clear skies. as we go towards a saturday and sunday. >> is a quiet ride. no hot
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spots. and an easy commute issue go towards the bridge with no delays to the macarthur maze. highway 92, with a light just 11 minutes. the commute is problem free @ 101 the southbound. dating the drive time from hercules to berkeley's on interstate-80. only 17 minuit'es through marin county. and novado, towards the golden gate bridge. >> stocks took their biggest dive of the year monday. the dow fell almost 130 points to close at 13,880, the s&p 500 dropped 17.46 points to 1,496 and the nasdaq lost 48 points futures trading inched up ahead of today's opening. a recent report from the department of energy revealed americans shelled out about 4% of their income on gasoline.
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the futures are rebounding. the u.s. government is expected to file civil charges against standard & poor's ratings services, alleging that it improperly gave high ratings to mortgage debt that later plunged in value and helped fuel the 2008 financial crisis. the charges would mark the first enforcement action the government has taken against a major rating agency >> bay area news, we are learning new details about the prime suspect in the kevin collins kidnapping. the san francisco abduction made national headlines in 19-84. dan therrien.who went by the nickname kelly. spent the last few years of his life crippled with arthritis. a former employer told kron 4, that she is surprised that therrien is a suspect in the decades old mystery. she says, he worked from home. occasionally painting
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custom home furnishing. and he also fixed old cars. therrien also had a longtime partner name jack chow. they were together for more than 30 years, chow is not believed to be a suspect in the collins case. but chow was so distraught over the death of his partner in 2008.he picked up and moved to canada.please >> contra costa county emergency crews are investigating what caused a delivery driver's truck to catch on fire. it happened yesterday afternoon at the phillips 66 refinery. authorities say the driver was injured when an unknown leaking chemical spilled in the back of his truck. haz mat crews were called to the scene. where they identified the spilled product and removed the hazards from the scene. the driver was taken to the hospital. he is expected to survive. >> back here in the bay area, candlestick park is set to be demolished once
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the 49ers vacate it for santa clara. once home to the giants, the 49ers started using it in 1971 and will leave after the next n-f-l season. under an agreement with the city, candlestick park's developer is required to demolish the stadium. the demolition will likely occur within a few weeks after the developer takes it over. after that, the plan is to replace the stadium with retail space and possibly a new, smaller arena. >> new video *just in to kron four. a possible home explosion at a home about 15 minutes outside of detroit. this is in melvindale, michigan. firefighters say a handicapped man lives in the home and is reportedly not been accounted for. its unclear whether he was in the home when the explosion happened. >> developing news. government records show a tour bus that crashed and killed seven people in southern california sunday night had at least 22 safety violations, including trouble with its brakes. the bus careened out of control in the san
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bernardino mountains near yucaipa. we have now learned brake issues were noted in at least three inspections since 2011. that same tour bus was also flagged eight times for maintenance problems in the last four months. the bus was carrying a group from tijuana, mexico returning from a ski trip when the bus slammed into two other vehicles. five women, a man and a 13- year-old boy were killed. >> a film crew in ridgefield, connecticut is scouting out locations for a newtown shooting inspired movie. the made for television movie will focus on mental illness and the massacre's underlying cause. a gunman fatally shot 20 first graders and six educators before killing himself in newtown's sandy hook elementary school in december. the school district's superintendent says the timing of the film crew's
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visit is "poor". r in world news, mexico's attorney general says the explosion that killed more than three dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company was caused by natural gas. investigators say gas built up in the basement of the pemex building and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37 people were killed and dozens more injured in the explosion which collapsed several floors of the building last thursday afternoon. we will take a break. this live look. that temperatures in the city right after 48 [ m [ale announcer ] when heit comes to the financianal obstacles
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dell is working on a deal to take itself private. the $23 billion dollar deal would allow the p-c maker to regroup after seeing it's market-share disappear behind tablets and smartphones. founder and ceo, michael dell will put up his 16% stake in the company. roughly $3.6 billion dollars.
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microsoft is expected to inject another $2 billion in to the deal. software giant microsoft's future hinges on the success of new touch-based devices built on windows 8. microsoft wants to be sure that dell continues to support the windows ecosystem and doesn't veer down the android path. >> a u.s. appeals court rejected apple's request to fast-track its bid for a sales ban on several samsung phones. in its ruling, the court said a three-judge panel will first consider apple's appeal, and the full appeals court would not decide whether to hear the case until after that. the ruling allows samsung to keep its products on store shelves while apple's appeal proceeds on a slower pace. >> the chief executive of research in motion says he's disappointed the new blackberry won't be released in the united states until mid-march. but he says the u-s and its phone carriers have a rigid testing system. rim unveiled the new phone
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last week. the first device in the new crop of revamped blackberrys will be the touchscreen z10. it was released in the u-k. last thursday and will be released in canada today.bc-cn--tec--blackberry ceo coming up on the kron four morning news. a new request by boeing this morning while the probe into the 7-87 dreamliner continue. we'll talk about it at 5-33. plus. the investigation into the cause of the super bowl power outage continues this morning. new details at 5-40. more on the newest addition for a price...
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>> welcome back. the time is 5:30 a.m.. the current temperatures in livermore is 47 degrees. we do have some
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bits of pieces to talk about. >> we do have areas of low cloud cover as we start out the morning. do not be surprised if you have a drizzle on your way to work. it will be cooler for that afternoon. most of us will see a lot of cloud cover. on the backside we will see sunshine into tomorrow. a another cold front will swing by for thursday and friday. right now we just have lane to talk about as we head into the end of the work week. >> we are not tracking any hot spots. here is your quick commute check. there is a little bit of buildup been the westbound direction. for way traffic is pretty light right now.
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there are no delays for the peninsula or the north bay. they may have caltran delays. >> developing news out of the east bay, where police in pittsburg are searching for a hit and run suspect who injured a woman and her three young children. the incident happened on the crest of you drive, nearly glenn wrote last night. two of the children were on their bikes. the third, was in a stroller. all four victims were taken to the hospital. one of the children was airlifted to children's hospital in oakland. police have not yet released a suspect or a description. >> boeing has asked the federal aviation administration to allow test flights of the 787
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dream liner while investigators work to one cover the source of the aircraft battery problems. a boeing spokesman said that it still is waiting for a response from the faa. a federal probe into an electrical fires have grounded all 50 boeing 787 dream liners are around the world. u.s. regulators have not yet identified the cause of the fires, but the focus is on the batteries that are manufactured by a japanese supplier. 58 customers around the glob have ordered si848 of the $200 million jets. >> watching gas prices this morning. the average
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continues to rise both nationally and here in the bay area. to get you more news faster we turn to jackie sizzle who joins us live from san francisco. >> you talk about the gas prices: of nationally it is at $3.53. it is up 24¢ within the last month. let's look at the numbers. $3.90 is that average in california right now. this is up 33¢ within a month. it is up 14¢ within just one week. hawaii has more expensive gas that we do here in california. here in the bay area we are right
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around $3.93. oakland is at $3.85. the big question is why. the economy is doing better so they are driving the prices up. oil is also going back up. as you stated we are starting to creep into the summer spring bland of gas. some of the refineries are reducing their production. the summer of land is more expensive gas and they stated that we may pay more all the way through april. ouch! >> you this again is getting
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up to about $4 within the next couple of weeks. >> police have released the name of the teenage girl was found dead in a fairfield park last week. but investigators are still trying to figure out who killed her and why. 138 year-old genelle conway's body was discovered friday morning at allen witt park. family members say that the teenage girl was strangled, but police, who have been investigating the crime are not yet confirming that. what investigators are saying is that the victim lived with a foster family in nearby susa and city. she boarded a school bus
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thursday morning and was seen in class, but never made it home. coneay's step grandmother was just one of many who visited the park monday to pay their respects. >> police do not have a suspect yet, but there are looking through a lot of surveillance video. >> we're also watching the you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver.
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>> welcome back. it is 5:39 a.m.. while authorities investigate the cause of the 34 minutes superbowl blackout, documents show that the superdome officials were worried last
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fall about losing power at the big game. officials warned in an october memo that test on the domes of electrical feeders showed and decayed and " a chance of failure. " the stadium's engineering staff also had concerns regarding the reliability of power service to the dome. city officials expressed confidence that the blackout would not hurt the city's hopes of hosting the championship a again. >> more than 108 million people watched the super bowl. a huge number, but not record setting. the nielsen co. said sunday's game was the third most viewed program in television history. both the 2010 and
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2000 and 11 games hit the $111 million mark. football viewership in general declined this year. but with a thrilling finish, this year's game did become the fourth super bowl to record more than 100 million viewers. >> sports fans that a record of $98.9 million at nevada casinos on the super bowl. as expected, the casinos came out ahead. the gaming control board shows that the sports books made more than $7 million on all the sports books made more than $7 million on all the action. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show
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that we are following at this hour. police in pittsburgh are searching for a hit and run driver who injured a woman and three of her children. the accident happened on crest new drive near cleveland road less my. if two of the children were on their bikes and the third was in a stroller. all four victims were taken to the hospital. the boy s >> the boy scouts of america are considering lifting their national ban of gay members. a. three day meeting began at yesterday. the organization says a decision will be likely to mark. former leaders and activists and delivered a petition with 1.4 million signatures to their texas headquarters. >> the 49ers are back in the bay area. today the niners
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will have a team meeting at 9:00 a.m. and then they will be available for interviews. coach harbaugh is expected to speak about the game at his 11:00 a.m. press conference. kron 4 will be there and you can watch it live on our 247 news channel, comcast 193. >> watching bay area weather and traffic. here is a double live look at the bay bridge and the golden gate bridge. we are seeing reports of drizzle at this hour. your temperatures will not be as warm. they will be in the mid fifties. antioch's coming in at 59 degrees. 56 is expected for san mateo. we do have low clouds that are outside but they will later even into
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afternoon hours. we do have a weak system that is passing by. there is no moisture associated with it. thursday and friday cold front will come through and bring us rain for thursday and friday. we will see some rain in the north bay due to the system. >> as we take a look at the 7 day around the bay forecast. the temperatures will start to cool off. this is pretty short lived and we are back to the sunshine. it will be low 60's as we transition into the weekend. the temperatures are bad below the freezing mark for your inland valley area. >> looking at a pretty good ride at the bay bridge. we will start with that bridge check " we're not tracking
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any hot spots. it isn't easy trip with no delays coming out of the macarthur mayes. 92 and the san mateo bridge and drive time is 11 minutes. the golden gate bridge 1 01 southbound is an easy trip. it is 12 minutes currently for your e shore freeway from hercules to berkeley. your ride to cupertino is about 11 minutes to get to 85. 101 in marin county still looks good. >> the princeton college reveal has released its list of the best value colleges of 2013. it is a list of 150 schools that is says offer the best bang for the buck. the top five public schools
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on the list include see as you at long beach. christopher newport university in virginia. clemson university and charleston university which are both in south carolina. yes see you in wcuny brooklyn cd new york. >> the top five private schools on the list include am hers college in massachusetts. bard college and bernard college bowl also in new york. bates college in maine. boston college in massachusetts. the princeton review says that all of these schools are demanding academically. on average, they admitted
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fewer than half of its applicants. >> the a's have landed in fielder jeff jed lowrie from astros and a 5 player deal less than two weeks before spring training workouts. that pays to give up power that cris carter, along with highly prospects, pitcher brad caught and catcher max stassi. the 28 your role lowrie has spent his majority of his career as a shortstop but will be asked to get comfortable at eight in field spot. the first at
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cactus league games are february the 22nd and the world baseball classic plays is a championship brown at at&t park on march the 17th through march the 19th. >> overseas airlines are now offering " quiet zones " children under age 12 are no longer allowed in the first seven rows on certain error asia x flights. the airline primarily serves china, taiwan, japan, south korea and australia. airline executives call the " quiet zones " a " heavily package for those who want peace of mind. " you will pay between about 11 and $36 for the privilege. >> san francisco transit
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officials are hoping a new " private " bus stop at van ness and union street will help ease the traffic on the commute hours. the stock is for private shuttles' offering service to companies like google, apple, and gememtecj/ this will be the second bus stop of its kind in the city. there is already won their eighth and market street. muni is hoping stocks like these will keep private commuter shuttles from blocking new buses during the commute. california's highest court is scheduled to hear arguments today on whether local governments can band retail pot this does and there is within their borders. about two largest cities and counties be the first time the state supreme court will consider the issue. medical
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>> the time is 5:55 a.m.. an incredible discovery in england is confirmed. scientists say that a skull on earth in central england this set of " richard the third. " we have video of the skull we can show you.
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the notorious king was killed in battle back in the 1400's. shakespeare wrote of him as a hunchback. he's been missing until now. his remains were found under a parking lot. archaeologists know it is him because of his at dna and his corpse spine. >> san francisco forty- niners fans still looking to wipe away the memory of the teams lost to the baltimore ravens in the super bowl can now grab a free jell-o pudding today. the company announced that it will be making a series of dropped off some of chocolate pudding throughout the day in san francisco as a consolation prize for not winning the super bowl. the first drop off spot is
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sutter and sesame street at 7:00 a.m.. the second is at the civic center bart station at 7:30 a.m.. the third stop is at the chinatown date at the grant avenue and pipe street at 9:30 a.m.. the final stop is on lombard street at hyde street at 12:30 p.m.. >> coming up at 6:00 a.m.. police in pittsburgh are continuing to investigate a hit and run accident that least four people injured. we will have a live report from the scene. gas prices are back on the rise of both nationwide and here in california. we will tell you how high they could go this month. plus, do you